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Disorders of the anterior pituitary gland 

Disorders of the anterior pituitary gland

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Disorders of the anterior pituitary gland
Author(s):

Niki Karavitaki

and John A.H. Wass

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1302_update_001

August 28, 2014: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Update:

Treatment of acromegaly—combined treatment with somatostatin analogues and pegvisomant.

Updated on 30 Nov 2011. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 20 July 2017

The anterior pituitary gland produces growth hormone (GH), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), and prolactin. Their secretion is regulated by hypothalamic releasing and inhibitory factors delivered via portal capillaries, and by negative feedback inhibition of the cognate hormones produced by target endocrine glands such as the thyroid and adrenal cortex....

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